So, I’m lamenting again. Only it looks a little different…a dear friend who knew my Christmas woes brought over a delicious candle today that has me dreaming of fresh pine Christmas trees so for the past half hour I’ve been buying new Christmas songs on iTunes for my collection and perusing my favorite home decor websites and filling fake carts with Christmas decor. Phew. That was a long run-on sentence with lots of Christmas. It makes me happy though, so sorry mom.
If I can’t decorate, I will pretend to do it in my head. I did break down and pull out a few strands of lights for the mantle and
stole borrowed one of the decorations I bought for my friend (but haven’t given to her yet). So, we have a little Christmas cheer…and that makes me smile.
It’s just plain weird to see everyone put their tree up and hang stockings and transform their homes into cozy reds and greens…and not do it myself. I’m ready to be transported to my parent’s home right now- where I can stare at a Christmas tree while drinking Starbucks Christmas blend coffee in the dusk. But we have 10 days before we leave NJ, and then another week on the road to get there. I can do it. I can do it. I just keep repeating that to myself.
And as a follow up…I did get the kiddos Christmas jammies, and I’m even working on a christmas postcard that may or may not get finished. So it’s not as dismal as it sounds. I’m thinking of buying myself lots of Christmas presents too. hehehe. In other news- we are past all the hard parts of our house sale, so it looks like it’s gonna go through! I am about 5/8 done with packing the house so we are right on schedule…or at least the fake schedule in my head. My goal is to be almost all done by next Wednesday- which happens to be my 37th birthday. We shall see.
So, put up a Christmas decoration for me…add another strand of lights to a shelf and take a picture for me. I’ll just be here, listening to my new *Christmas tunes.
*I got a few songs from new albums from Pentatonix, Josh Garrels, She & Him, Lauren Daigle and Sarah McLachlan…random but delightful!